Bogyoke Market in downtown Yangon is your spot if you want to take home some typical Myanmar arts and crafts from your trip. The extensive market sells products ranging from gems, to longyis, to the unique Pathein umbrella.
The Sule Pagoda is a Burmese stupa located in the heart of downtown Yangon, occupying the centre of the city and an important space in contemporary Burmese politics, ideology and geography. According to legend, it was built before the Shwedagon Pagoda during the time of the Buddha, making it more than 2,500 years old. Burmese legend states that the site for the Shwedagon Pagoda was asked to be revealed from an old nat who resided at the place where the Sule Pagoda now stands.
This is the most famous landmark in Myanmar. Shwe Dagon Pagoda is the very first pagoda in the world and it has been standing at the center of Yangon for more than 2600 years.
The National Museum ,, located in Dagon, Yangon, is the one of the national museum of Burmese art, history and culture in Myanmar. Founded in 1952, the five-story museum has an extensive collection of ancient artifacts, ornaments, works of art, inscriptions and historic memorabilia, related to history, culture and civilization of Burmese people.
The Yangon Circular Train was built by the British in 1954. It covers a railway track loop of 45.9 kilometers and stops at 39 stations: Yangon Railway Station, Pagoda Road, Lanmadaw, Pyay Road, Shan Road, Ahlone Road, Panhlaing Road, Kemmendine, Hanthawaddy, Hletaw, Kamayut, Thiri Myaing, Okkyin, Thamaing, Thamaing Myothit, Gyogon, Insein, Ywama, Phawkan, Aung San Myo, Danyingon, Golf Course, Kyaikkale, Mingaladon Bazaar, Mingaladon, Waibage, Okkalapa, Paywetseikkon, Kyaukyedwin, Tadagale, Yegu, Payame, Kanbe, Bauktaw, Tamwe, Myitta Nyunt, Mahlwagon, Pazundaung.
Trains depart Yangon Railway station approximately every 45 to 60 minutes. It takes almost 3 hours to complete the journey. Trains make both clockwise (Right) and counter-clockwise (Left) journeys daily along the railway loop.
The Strand Yangon is located on Strand Road, close to the Yangon River in the main commercial and diplomatic district. It is a 30-minute drive from Yangon International Airport and within easy reach of the city’s main attractions.
Ideally located in the main commercial and diplomatic district, 3 kilometres northwest of Shwedagon Pagoda (built more than 2,500 years ago, Shwedagon Pagoda is a magnificent, shimmering spire of gold rising 99.3 metres) and 1.5 kilometres northwest of Bogyoke market (a Colonial market which comprises 1,800 shops of gems, jewellery, paintings and traditional arts & crafts), The Strand stands for all that were wondrous and opulent in a bygone era.
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